Theology Avoidance Disorder


C. Michael Patton has written about Theology Avoidance Disorder

A brief excerpt:

What I find is that people have a theological disorder when it comes to truth. They are theologyphobic (theology, “study of God” + phobia, “fear” or veriphobit (veri, “truth” + phobia, “fear”). Really it is simply a rationalization of some sort of a Theology Avoidance Disorder (ThAD). It is saying to God that you are not interested in coming to know about him, his word, or his truth (at least in any detailed way), but you, nevertheless, want to experience all the benefits of the relationship.

You can read the whole thing here.

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